Testing Watercolor Techniques For Cardmaking

Hey there! In Today’s video, I shared a few cards using the new Altenew 36 pan watercolor set and tested different methods of use. Watercolor can be somewhat difficult, but certain techniques make them easier to create with!

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For the first card, I used a water brush that dispenses water for you with the Hello Gorgeous stamp set. I use the water brush often for convenience; however, I find that it gives less control because the water dispenses by itself. I used minimal water and took a bit more time to blend the colors together.

On the second example, I used the Inked Flora stamp set with a paintbrush to add the color. This time, I used lots of water and it helped to blend the colors. Water and watercolors are friends and play nice together, so don’t be afraid to add lots of water! I added a beautiful rainbow of bright colors around the flower!

For the background, I added grey watercolor all over. I varied the amount of water to get different shades and blending variation on the background. To finish it off, I added splatters with black watercolor for even more contrast!

On the last card, I blended with a paintbrush and used beautiful florals from the Hibiscus Bouquet stamp set. When using a regular brush, I used two cups of water… one to clean the brush and one for clean water. This helps to give super clean and vibrant colors on your project!

I used the Doodled Dots cover die and painted watercolors through the design. Again, I varied the amount of water and let some of the colors seep underneath the design. This gives a really natural looking watercolor background and gives a great grounding place for the flowers.


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Simon Hurley
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